President Barack Obama has such ill-advised contempt for the intelligence of American taxpayers that he has become an habitual liar when talking about his plans to deal with a national debt that will imminently top $16 trillion.
For example, on Aug. 14, he told a crowd in Waterloo, Iowa: “I’ll make sure government still does its part to reduce our debt and our deficits. We’ve cut out already a trillion dollars’ worth of spending we don’t need.”
On June 22, in Tampa, Fla., he said: “We’re going to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion. I have a detailed plan. We’ll cut spending we can’t afford.”
On June 12, in Philadelphia, he said: “And I’ve already signed $2 trillion of cuts into law already and have proposed $2 trillion in additional deficit reduction.”
So, which is it?
Did Obama already cut spending by a trillion, or does he plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion, or did he already sign legislation to cut it by $2 trillion and plans to cut it by $2 trillion more?
Is he making sure government “does its part to reduce our debt”?
The truth is: none of the above. Obama has not cut federal spending, and the fiscal 2013 budget plan he presented to Congress would dramatically increase deficit spending.